[Ancient Irish Horn]

Wood engraving of an ancient bronze horn in the Royal Irish Academy.
The item was shown to the author by Edward Clibborn, then curator of the Academy’s museum.

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Wood engravings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites
Geographical Location
  • Royal Irish Academy - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Antiquities, Musical instruments
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 2.4 cm x 2.2 cm
Published / created 1847

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A summer visit to Ireland in 1846
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy p. 40
Source copy National Library of Ireland J 9141
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.

Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Mr. Clibborn [in the Royal Irish Academy] wound a large powerful horn brazen, in two compartments, nearly round, that like Orlando's, was calculated to strike terror into faint hearts; and then pointed out the remains of a clarshach the ancient Irish harp; old grinding-stones, called querns, quite scriptural in form, rosaries, [p. 41] &c. A buckle on the principle of the antique has been invented for young Ireland; it is uncommonly well contrived, so as when clasped to form a shamrock. [pp. 40-41]
Ancient Irish Horn